Robbie Montgomery, Rhonda Graam and Carolyn Flagg at the Opening of Tina Turner Museum (Photo S.Evans)
One of Ike and Tina Turner most famous Ikettes, Miss Robbie Montgomery is releasing a new cookbook! The “Welcome To Sweetie Pie” star who was a close friend of Tina when she was an Ikette asked the Queen of Rock to write foreword for her new book. And here is what Tina Turner wrote:
Robbie and I worked together and I am happy for her success. Not only has she released this cookbook, but she has a successful business in a chain of restaurants, serving the food we grew up on.This cookbook will show you how to make good down home soul food. Love Tina Turner. I wish you the best with your cookbook Robbie, since you have the Midas touch I know it will be a success, just like your restaurants. And I am very happy for you and I am proud of all that you have accomplished.
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This year celebrations of Tina Turner’s music and legacy will takes place September 25-27, 2015 in Brownsville, USA.
Europe will have to wait a bit longer for their annual celebration of Tina’s 76 Fans Birthday Party in November.
Moreover the freshly opened Tina Turner Museum in Brownsville was recently honored with the 2015 Tennessee Association of Museums Award of Excellence for the Delta Heritage Center. Tina’s longtime assistant and friend Rhonda Graam was present and accepted the awards in Tina’s name declaring:
She is very honored and proud because she recognizes that it brings up her roots in the area and just thrilled that it’s brought recognition to the community and everything and its doing well for students and everyone,” Turner’s longtime personal assistant Rhonda Graam said. Graam says Turner was not able to accept the award in person due to health-related issues. She currently lives in Switzerland.
Photos from last year Grand Opening here!
More info on West Tennessee Delta Center Website!
Tina Turner Live in Amsterdam – September 1996 – Mark Allan/Alpha
By Ben – I am pretty sure that almost 20 years after her three legendaries concerts at (at the time brand new) Amsterdam Arena, Tina Turner’s voice still resonates inside the stadium. Not a single time have i passed in front of this giant monument without thinking of these concerts. I guess i can talk in Sjef’s name to say it’s probably the same for him. 1996. Wildest Dreams Tour. 3 nights, 160,000 cheering fans from across the world attending the rendez- vous given by the 57 years old Lioness. Massive promotion, massive production, massive crowd, and you can always count on the Dutch to pays Tina her dues.
I’ve probably watched and listened, dissected and studied this concert more than it is allowed until a few weeks ago, fellow Tina fan Jamie told us about an unseen tv version. He found out about it while “Missing You” was blasting on British cable tv. Of course, i couldn’t help investigating and finding out more about that mysterious version. After watching again the Original TV broadcast, followed by a LaserDisc version and finally the DVD, i could certainly noticed a few differences between them but couldn’t imagine there might be even more. But it did happen! After weeks of research i finally got my hand on the new version Jamie mentioned. And what a surprise:
New camera angles, a clearer definition to satisfy your die hard fan appetite but mostly a new audio mix giving Tina’s voice more presence, more power and strength than it ever did on the previous supports. I strongly advice you, if you can, to watch and listen to the following videos with headphones! So for a starter (and after a paramount work of time on the video quality) and for all your delight here’s the “new” version of Missing You and as bonus since it’s turning 20 years old this year, the gold and honey trap, Goldeneye! Enjoy!
This post will be updated often in the future with new HD uploads from Tina Turner live in Amsterdam 1996. We’ll keep you in touch on our Facebook, Twitter and Youtube channels!
Tina Turner’s classic album Private Dancer was a huge global success on its release in June 1984 and became Tina Turner’s breakthrough solo album, thanks in part to an 18-month single release schedule that saw no fewer than seven songs from the ten-track album released in various territories, including ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’, ‘Better Be Good To Me’, ‘Private Dancer’ and a cover of Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’.
To celebrate this 30 year milestone we are releasing an extra special Anniversary Edition. This edition compiles the remastered album and a second disc which features Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today) (with B.E.F.), recorded with Martin Ware from Heaven 17, and which lead to him producing the lead single from Private Dancer ‘Let’s Stay Together’. It also features 12” mixes and b-sides as well as three non-album singles, including the duet with Bryan Adams ‘It’s Only Love’.
Pre-Order “Private Dancer 30th Anniversary Edition” it here!
Continue reading for track list!
Tina Turner is not the person for interviews. She has publicly stated that she doesn’t enjoy doing promotion for her albums and tours, and tries to avoid in-depth interviews as much as possible. However, when the chemistry with the interviewer is there, it can lead to an interesting conversation.
Back in 1996, Tina was interviewed by Jules Carling on VH1’s ‘One to One’ program. Besides discussing her, then new, album Wildest Dreams, she also answers some more intimate questions on her personal life and spirituality. Overall, a very interesting and candid interview! Continue reading for part two!
Follow Tina Turner & her team behind the scenes of the Twenty Four Seven Tour back in 2000. Not very rare for the die hard fans but this is the first upload of this documentary in HD and it is a bit different than the documentary issued on the first release of the “One Last Time” dvd. Enjoy!
By Ben – In the early nineties, one of my first cd i got after discovering Tina was “Ike & Tina Turner Live at the Olympia 71″. And i felt really lucky to have it while my collection was only flourishing… Most fan will tell you that they remember the exact time they heard certain songs, albums, the feeling of the moment and all the emotions that it gives…
It’s Valentine’s day, the occasion to find out more about the marketing strategy behind last year new “best-of” release “Love Songs”…
Digital era or not – the promotion for Tina Turner´s “Love Songs” compilation is bound to the brick-and-mortar artist management which we already know. Hence, we can enjoy an individually designed promo CD in paper-sleeve and a press release with the interesting info that “Private Dancer” was released in … 1983!
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Pre-Order “Private Dancer” 30th Anniversary Edition here!
Better late than never!? Who would have thought that, Tina Turner’s milestone album Private Dancer might finally receive the credits it deserves… from Japan.
“Better Be Good to Me” song written by Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn and Holly Knight, from Tina Turner’s solo album, Private Dancer. The song had originally been released in 1981 by Spider, a band from New York City with co-writer Holly Knight as a member. The Turner version was successful in the United States on the Hot 100 and the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart. It peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and number six on the US R&B/Hip-hop chart. At the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985, this song won Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female, one of four Grammys won by Turner in that ceremony.
A special post today with 3 rare video uploads from Tina’s iconic performances of this song during the Foreign Affair Tour in 1990! Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel if you haven’t already! Thanks!
“Better Be Good To Me” Live in Woburn Abbey – July 1990
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